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One Year Later … The Climate of AOB After HB 7065

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It has been more than one year since The Florida Legislature passed a bill that significantly impacted the assignment of benefits (AOB) industry. The bill took effect  July 1, 2019. Roofers, contractors and mitigation companies continue to feel the tremors of the new changes of House Bill 7065. The bill requires that certain language… Read More »

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Storms Hit Destin & Orlando – ILG Working With Restoration Contractors

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The National Weather Service’s warnings to Northwest and Central Florida residents came true, as storms literally mowed down parts of Destin, Orlando and surrounding areas Thursday morning, damaging several homes and commercial structures with the storm’s 37-44 MPH winds, heavy rain and intense lightning.  There were also reports of two residential fires in Destin that… Read More »

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No Move to Tighten Building Codes As Hurricane Season Starts In Florida

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

Panama City and other Panhandle residents have suffered from the consequences that Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Andrew have had on their homes. The strong winds of this storms wiped out the homes of some of this residents leaving them with nothing behind. Leslie Chapman-Henderson head of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, spoke to… Read More »

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Panama City, Mexico Beach struggle to recover from Hurricane Michael

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

One year after Hurricane Michael and in the eve of the 2019 hurricane season, cities of Panhandle still struggle to recover from last year’s season consequences. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on the destruction on Panama City and the hardships that still persist for its residents. The newspaper reported that, Bay County Commissioner Philip “Griff”… Read More »

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FEMA Sending Almost $120 Million to Miami-Dade for Hurricane Irma Debris Removal

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

According to the Florida Daily, U.S. Rep Debbie Mucarsel-Powell announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was sending $119,063,620 to Miami-Dade County to help remove debris left behind from Hurricane Irma. The congresswomen and representative of the district specified different areas where the funding was necessary, like the Florida Keys Electric Cooperative and… Read More »

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Storm season could be met with ‘skittishness’

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

The beginning of summer 2019 also brought with it the start of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season and the residents of Florida are feeling “skittish” about it. “I’m not going anywhere, but I’m not riding them out,” said David Kiser, Mexico Beach resident, when he was asked about this year’s season. In an article… Read More »



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Restoration and water mitigation professionals across Florida received a punch in the gut after a hard-fought seven-year battle with the insurance industry and more recently, the new governor and his cabinet, when the Legislature passed HB7065/SB122 AOB Reform on April 24. And if that wasn’t bad enough for the industry, the Governor and state… Read More »

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Florida Senators Introduce Bill to Bring More Business to Disaster Impacted Areas

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

A new bill, introduced by both of Florida’s senators, is aimed to bring new business into the area and would create more opportunity and an economic push in the panhandle. The bill would allow governors to nominate areas affected by the 2018 hurricanes and California wildfires as opportunity zones, encouraging investors to move in…. Read More »


In Support of Florida’s Independent Restoration Professionals

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

As experienced Florida insurance litigation attorneys, it is our experience that homeowner insurance claims are often underpaid causing an increase in assignment of benefits lawsuits between water mitigation and restoration companies and insurance companies. Florida Panhandle homeowners affected by Hurricane Michael reported that their claims were systematically underpaid at a January town hall meeting… Read More »

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Florida contractors working under AOB under pressure from citizens and courts

By Insurance Litigation Group, P.A. |

There is no doubt that Florida’s restoration industry and their right to work under assignment of benefits (AOB) is under attack by the insurance industry.  A Florida News Service article discussed Citizens Insurance President Barry Gillway is delaying rate increases until after his planned roundtable discussions on “finding solutions to assignment of benefits.” Gillway… Read More »

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